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08-10-2012 02:39 PM
WingingIt74 Tom Woods drive shaft and TerraFlex Extreme SYE.
08-10-2012 02:30 PM
jrmiller
Quote:
Originally Posted by WingingIt74
The only thing I need to buy was the SYE and the new rear drive shaft. So the actual cost for this was around ~$750, but I also bought a front drive shaft, adjustable control arms and track bars (I still need to put the arms/bars on).

More about my jeep here:
http://sija.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11969
which driveshaft and sye did you use? Seems high. I paid $500 shipped. Plus $5 for new straps and bolts
08-07-2012 02:47 PM
WingingIt74 The only thing I need to buy was the SYE and the new rear drive shaft. So the actual cost for this was around ~$750, but I also bought a front drive shaft, adjustable control arms and track bars (I still need to put the arms/bars on).

More about my jeep here:
http://sija.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11969

08-05-2012 07:55 PM
WingingIt74 Considering I still have to install the adjustable control arms and track bars...

Are we talking to date or just to do the SYE?
08-05-2012 08:30 AM
blueskiesbill All tolled, how much money spent?
08-05-2012 01:07 AM
WingingIt74
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Originally Posted by Jeep_guy3 View Post
I'd replace that rear output seal with National seal # 3946 from O'Riellys or another auto parts store... Idk how to do links from my phone, but I had a thread called "rugged ridge sye" that will show you why.
The one I have is the Terraflex Extreme SYE.
08-05-2012 01:04 AM
WingingIt74 It lives! A buddy and I spent ~12 hours buttoning it back up and some other fixes.
08-05-2012 01:02 AM
WingingIt74
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Originally Posted by ipleadda2nd View Post
That's a bummer. At least they will be brand new!
Waterloo
06-12-2012 04:07 PM
Jeep_guy3 I'd replace that rear output seal with National seal # 3946 from O'Riellys or another auto parts store... Idk how to do links from my phone, but I had a thread called "rugged ridge sye" that will show you why.
06-12-2012 01:50 PM
Flashole I don't mean to derail, but what part of So. IL are you from OP?
06-12-2012 12:37 PM
ipleadda2nd That's a bummer. At least they will be brand new!
06-12-2012 11:56 AM
WingingIt74 I had to order nutserts and bolts for the skid plate. They should be in today so I'll be able to get it back together here soon.
06-06-2012 10:53 AM
WingingIt74
06-04-2012 10:23 PM
WingingIt74 Getting close to putting it back together.

• What would be a good solvent to wipe down the mating surfaces?
• How can you tell if you need to replace your chain?



06-02-2012 09:56 AM
sandro wow... thanks for all the pics, looks like a lot of work! I want to do this to mine
05-29-2012 09:45 PM
WingingIt74 Cracked open the T-case this evening with my 11 yr old son. A learning experience for both. Just noticed they forgot the new lock ring for the gear set. I'll have to get a hold of them tomorrow to get one in the mail.



Everything has been pretty straight forward. A good video to watch is this one from Advanced Adapters.

Jeep New Process 231- NP231 SYE Install - Slip Yoke Eliminator - YouTube

Good to watch the video a few times prior to actually doing the SYE.
05-20-2012 11:20 PM
siafu
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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc View Post
There is no maybe about the the rear uppers. The pinion angle will need to be set correctly for the DC shaft. The maybe is if your lowers will adjust out to allow the change in angle. As far as the rear trac bar you will want a DC bracket that is angeled and open or you may hit the tank when you stuff the rear suspension.
Well, it ended up being a Maybe like I said. SYE complete and NO adjustable uppers needed. My pinion to DS angle is about 3 degrees different (I know 1-2 is recommended but.....). I have the uppers on the way since I bought them with everything else, but there are NO vibes at all and the ride is crazy smooth now. I had no idea a lot of what I was feeling was all fixable with the SYE and Tom Woods DS kit. That and the silly TC drop is now gone which looks much better.
05-20-2012 09:53 PM
WingingIt74 I finally got the t-case dropped. I will take more pics as I go along. I have it on jack stands so I can drain the oil.

05-02-2012 12:50 PM
WingingIt74 besides.... I plan on doing an OME lift and a belly up.
05-02-2012 12:41 PM
TnDz TJ
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Originally Posted by WingingIt74
I was told you need an adjustable track bar as well.
Not necessarily. Depending on size of lift. I have a 4" lift, SYE and stock trackbar. What makes the stock trackbar work is te angled cv trackbar bracket. Only two are made that I know of... JKS and Rubicon Express. I have the RE1602 and works great. If you have a lesser lift, yes the adjustable trackbar would most likely be needed with a straight trackbar bracket
05-02-2012 11:58 AM
WingingIt74 I was told you need an adjustable track bar as well.
05-02-2012 11:55 AM
ALjeep Still researching my options and think I have it narrowed down to the SYE with new DS and adjustable UCA's or after talking with someone at Rough Country, they said I could probably fix the problem with only installing the adjustable UCA's which would be way cheaper (found a set for $149).
After looking at my DS angle, I am not fully convinced that the UCA's alone will fix my problem.

Any thoughts on these two options?
05-01-2012 09:33 PM
jrmiller Good luck! I just finished mine up tonight, going to fill it up with fluids and start setting up angles soon. I took my t-case out for the install, mostly because my rear output seal on the transmission needed to be replaced. It was very easy to do and my only advice if you do remove the t case is to remove the front yoke before the t case is out......don't ask how I know.
05-01-2012 09:28 PM
WingingIt74 Holy Cow... those bolts where tough... 3 sawz-all blades and one migraine later.
05-01-2012 11:16 AM
ALjeep
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I'm not in a terrible hurry, so if you have time... stay tuned. I'm going to start taking pics of the process as well and post them.
No hurry here, mine is drivable as is as long as I stay off the Interstate, have to take an alternate way to work. I think I'll hone in on my A/C cooling problem for right now.
05-01-2012 10:15 AM
WingingIt74 I'm not in a terrible hurry, so if you have time... stay tuned. I'm going to start taking pics of the process as well and post them.

I ordered my parts from Jeff at Rokmen, great guy and out of the few shops I called, the only one that would take the time with me.

• Complete set of Rokmen adjustable control arms
• Currie Front Adjustable Track Bar
• JKS Rear Adjustable Track Bar
• TeraFlex SYE
• Tom Woods Rear CV Drive Shaft
• Tom Woods Front CV Drive Shaft (Mine needed repaired or replaced and was missing the slip yoke)



I'm going to cut the bolts tonight and drop my T-case.
05-01-2012 09:58 AM
ALjeep I'll be watching this thread because I found out my recently purchased TJ has a 4" lift with no SYE thus I have a terrible vibration at 55+. I know I need a SYE but am apprehensive about doing it myself. In theory it doesn't look too hard but Murphy is always close by.
04-30-2012 03:34 PM
siafu
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc View Post
There is no maybe about the the rear uppers. The pinion angle will need to be set correctly for the DC shaft. The maybe is if your lowers will adjust out to allow the change in angle. As far as the rear trac bar you will want a DC bracket that is angeled and open or you may hit the tank when you stuff the rear suspension.
Thanks for the reply!
04-30-2012 12:56 PM
DevilDogDoc There is no maybe about the the rear uppers. The pinion angle will need to be set correctly for the DC shaft. The maybe is if your lowers will adjust out to allow the change in angle. As far as the rear trac bar you will want a DC bracket that is angeled and open or you may hit the tank when you stuff the rear suspension.
04-30-2012 12:31 PM
siafu I am about to do my SYE install as well in a week. I have all of my ducks in a row (as much as I can think of). I have the Advance Adpaters SYE and the TW driveshaft. I purchased (not arrived yet) a set of RUACA's in case I need them for setting the pinion angle but some have said it is not necessary as every TJ is different. My question is about the rear track bar.

With my 3" lift from Zone, it came with the track bar relocation bracket. I read on another thread that I will need to change the bracket and track bar if I install the SYE and RUACA's. Is this true? Can I still use what I have or is the angle of the dangle going to destroy the stock trackbar/Zone mount?

If it will work as is, then I can wait on the adjustable track bar till a later date, but for now I want to make sure I am not going to damage anything by tweaking what I have.
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